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The RAP Before and After School program fosters explicit links to literacy, math, science and leadership development in the after school setting. We explore the arts and emphasize innovation and critical thinking. All 9 school sites offer a balanced program consisting of:

  • Homework Assistance
  • Leadership Activities
  • Healthy Behavior Initiative (HBI)
  • STEM Activities
  • Project Based Learning
  • Visual and Performing Arts Classes
  • Academic Enrichment Clubs & Activities
  • Small Group Instruction - 25:1
  • Daily Snack
  • Field Trips & Educational Summer Programs
  • Tinkering
  • Makerspaces

Parents or guardians may complete the online application located in our Menu on the left side of our website. If you are having trouble completing the online application please contact us at 310-973-1300 ext. 50107. 

RAP Before and After School Registration Fee is FREE. No district child will be turned away as long as space is available.


Before school:


6:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 


After school:

Monday - Friday

From school dismissal – 6:00 p.m.

Any Lawndale Elementary School District Student in grades TK-8th grade who is currently enrolled and attending a Lawndale Elementary School site.

The RAP Central Office is located at:

3530 W 147th St.

Hawthorne CA, 90250

The purpose of the after school program is to support students success in school by providing academic support and enrichment opportunities.  The ASES after school program was never intended to be a drop-in or child care program.  The legislature determined that regular attendance would serve as the measure for demonstrating compliance with the legislation’s purpose (EC Section 8483(a)(1), intent (EC Section 8483(a)(2), and criteria for ongoing program funding (EC Section 8483.7(a)(1)(A).  Hence, Before & After school attendance is very important to fulfill the requirements of the grant. 

The ASES Universal Grant was created under the provisions of the EC sections 8482-8482.55(d) to provide opportunities for local educational agencies (LEAs), for the purposes of this grant award referred to as the grantee, to establish programs that are based on local needs.  The programs are created through partnerships between schools and local community resources, and must meet program compliance requirements.

Our Early Release Policy permits students who participate in the RAP Program to leave early for a variety of reasons. Students may be released for early dismissal pending that the reason meets the early release policy guidelines and is approved by the Program Supervisor.  The early release form can be obtained through the RAP site office and online. 

The Early Release Policy allows for students to be dismissed at 4:30pm - 4:45pm with the completion of an Early Release Form, and proactive communication with the Program Supervisor prior to the start of program.

Being present during the Expanded Day Learning Program and maintaining consistent attendance ensures your child will receive the maximum exposure and outcomes for the RAP Program. 

The RAP Early Release Policy is designed to support the needs of our families and to create reasonable accommodations, flexibility and maintain high quality programming. Abuse of said policies can lead to program dismissal and is at the discretion of the Program Manager and Director.


The purpose of Early Release and Late Arrival policies are to identify the reasons as to why students are leaving before the end of the after school program or arriving late to the before school program.

- California Department of Education

Yes, our program operates with the intent of providing a safe and healthy environment that is positive.  When Program/Parent agreement/Student contracts and district policies are not adhered to, it can result in possible program suspension/expulsion/dismissal which is at the discretion on the Director of Extended Day Programs.

Our program is funded for limited hours.

  •  Excessive late pick-ups (2) can result in your child being dismissed from the program.
  • Please review program hours for your site.  Hours are subject to change due to season or event.
    • Excessive late pick ups are applied every 15minutes after the sign out time per child every. 
      • Every 15 minutes after 6:00pm (All sites)

Visit our Edjoin Page to see current job openings. For more information, you can also call the RAP office at 310-973-1300 ext. 50107.

Yes. Space is limited. For more information, please contact the Program Supervisor at your child’s school.